Taylor Swift donates $50,000 to backup dancer’s baby nephew with cancer

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by Emmeline Saunders |
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Taylor Swift continues to campaign for the title of World's Nicest Human by donating a whopping $50,000 to her backup dancer's baby nephew, who is suffering with some form of cancer.

The baby's uncle Kim Toshi Davidson – aka Toshi – has been working with Taylor on the choreography of her 1989 World Tour, and let her know the sad news while they were travelling.

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Tay-Tay wasted no time in logging on to baby Ayden's Go Fund Me page and donating the enormous amount, adding the message: "Baby Ayden, I'm lucky enough to perform with your uncle Toshi on tour. All of us are praying for you and your mama and sending so much love your way. Love, Taylor."

Toshi and baby Ayden

Little Ayden, who is 13 months old, was first diagnosed with pneumonia when doctors found fluid in his lungs, but this week was given the cancer diagnosis when his medical team found suspicious cells.

His mum, Lindsey, has since updated the donations page, saying:

"Thank you so much to Ayden's uncle Toshi and Taylor Swift for their generous donation, which will allow Lindsey to focus on Ayden and be with him day and night without having to leave his side. > >

"Thank you so much...words cannot express the deep gratitude we have for you two and everyone that is a part of TEAM AYDEN who have prayed and contributed to the cause! God Bless all of you!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!"

As for Toshi, he only found out what his lovely employer had done after flying to Canada. He Instagrammed the moment he learnt about the donation:

N'aww.

25 resons we love Taylor Swift

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25 resons we love Taylor Swift

She has embarrassing childhood throwbacks (just like us!)1 of 17

She has embarrassing childhood throwbacks (just like us!)

She has the BEST Halloween costumes2 of 17

She has the BEST Halloween costumes

She's not a morning person either3 of 17

She's not a morning person either

She pulls the best 'so over it' face4 of 17

She pulls the best 'so over it' face

She invites fans round to her house! (And yes, that's her dad photobombing- LOL)5 of 17

She invites fans round to her house! (And yes, that's her dad photobombing- LOL)

She has a cute kitten called Olivia Benson6 of 17

She has a cute kitten called Olivia Benson

She's best friends with actual supermodles (that's Karlie Kloss FYI)7 of 17

She's best friends with actual supermodles (that's Karlie Kloss FYI)

She can totally rock out on stage8 of 17

She can totally rock out on stage

She's besties with Ed Sheeran9 of 17

She's besties with Ed Sheeran

She totally looks out for her fellow popstars (with Arianna Grande)10 of 17

She totally looks out for her fellow popstars (with Arianna Grande)

Oh yeah, and she's also besties with Lorde (why aren't we best friends with Taylor, too?!)11 of 17

Oh yeah, and she's also besties with Lorde (why aren't we best friends with Taylor, too?!)

Her pool skills are just as impressive as ours (i.e. not good)12 of 17

Her pool skills are just as impressive as ours (i.e. not good)

She's a sucker for a view13 of 17

She's a sucker for a view

She has the best taste in phone covers...14 of 17

She has the best taste in phone covers...

She wins Grammys...15 of 17

She wins Grammys...

Like TWO at a time!16 of 17

Like TWO at a time!

She has a lucky number- can we borrow your lucky number TayTay??17 of 17

She has a lucky number- can we borrow your lucky number TayTay??

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